Sunday, 19 December 2010

Christmas Tree

By Lucy Wall

It was the week before Christmas in 2010 and my Pastor gave a teaching on the Sunday morning about two trees. He compared the tree in the garden of Eden to the tree that Jesus Christ was nailed to. It was a wonderful teaching and I found myself being inspired to write a poem also comparing two trees but for my poem I decided I would compare the well known image of the Christmas tree with the less romantic vision of the Cross. I really enjoyed writing this poem and I don ’t think I’ll ever look at a Christmas tree in the same way again!

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Unto You

By Lucy Wall

I’m sure many Christians know what a struggle it can be working in a very secular environment. A job in Performing Arts can certainly bring it’s challenges as well as blessings. However, even if we work within the Church or an area of ministry, there will always be battles to face and spiritual warfare to endure. After all, this world is not our home!

It was during a particularly troublesome time at work when I was being persecuted for my faith that I wrote “Unto You.” This poem is really a prayer that came from my heart one evening as I was giving the concerns and frustrations I was experiencing in my workplace over to the Lord.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

As Long As I Live

By Lucy Wall

One day I was reading through Psalm 104 and when I came to verse 33, it really jumped out at me.
It read:

“I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;
I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.”

I thought this was a beautiful Scripture and I felt that the rhythm and sentiment of the verse lent itself perfectly well for a poem! Within a matter of seconds I found myself writing “As Long As I Live.”

Monday, 1 November 2010

Even When I Sleep

Lucy Wall from Calvary London on Vimeo

My inspiration for this poem came from a very strange event that happened to me late one night. I was in the middle of having a nightmare and felt the Lord stirring me and making me aware of the fact that I needed to wake up. I've been aware of Jesus "rescuing" me from unpleasant dreams several times in the past but as I started to come around this time I discovered to my horror that I couldn't actually move any part of my body! I couldn't even speak or make a noise and felt like I was being pinned to my bed! It was as if there was a huge pressure pushing down on my chest and arms and like it was spreading down my whole body. I knew that if I didn 't get it to stop then the sensation was going to keep getting worse and more frightening.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

My God

By Lucy Wall

I’ve been learning over time that there are many misconceptions about Jesus Christ. This became apparent to me through having different conversations with people, reading literature, listening to the media or even from watching television programmes with titles such as ”The History of Christianity .” It seems there are countless misrepresentations of who Jesus is and what it involves to be a follower of Him.

I found myself feeling very saddened and frustrated by this so wanted to write a poem that really drew attention to the differences between “religion” or being “religious” and having a real, loving relationship with the one, true living God. I soon felt inspired to write “My God” as a result.